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Dec 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
've seen so many children killed in the last few months in syria. he is not the first and he will not be the last. so many children have been killed in syria, shot by snipers, killed after being arrested by the regime. some have been tortured. so many children have died it risks becoming mundane. a murder that doesn't even make headlines anymore. that should not be. so tonight, we're leading off this broadcast with video of the death of this little boy. now some of you will say we should not show this video. i understand that. it is sickening. it is hard to watch. it is horrific. but we believe what is even more horrific is dying in silence. murder that is then covered up by lies. lies from a dictator who says it isn't happening, a dictator who says we're not pulling the trigger on sniper rifles that kill children. we're not shooting on funerals. he says it's not happening and yet every day, in hundreds of homemade videos, we see it happening. you will see it happening tonight. the little boy's only crime, it seems, was being at home in syria in the middle of a war being wage
Dec 30, 2011 1:00pm PST
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Dec 29, 2011 10:00pm PST
. they are not backing down on the content. >>> later, our exclusive look inside the battle of homs, syria. the syrian army holding soldiers at bay in one neighborhood in homs. we'll hear from them. nyquil (stuffy): hey, tylenol. you know we're kinda like twins. tylenol: we are? nyquil (stuffy): yeah, we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. tylenol: and i relieve nasal congestion. nyquil (stuffy): overachiever. anncr vo: tylenol cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion... nyquil cold & flu doesn't. here you go. driver's license. past five years' tax returns. high school report cards. and i'm gonna need to see a receipt for that watch you're wearing. you know, you really should provide us with a checklist of documents we're gonna need up front. who do you think i am? quicken loans? at quicken loans, we provide a checklist of the mortgage documents you'll need up front. it helps keep you in the know every step of the way. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. >>> in crime and punishment, a twist in a story we have been following more than a year. police are investigat
Dec 29, 2011 3:00am PST
get a look at the violence syria doesn't want you to see. >>> it is amazing to me how this guy has been shot this many times. i mean, he's superman. i have been shot three times. my fingers have bullet holes. >> did you hear had a? part man, part terminator. shot three times in a robbery. a marine pulls out the bullets with his own hands. and now he's talking about it from his hospital bed on this "american morning." >>> good morning, everyone. it is thursday, december 29. this is "american morning." a lot going on today. let's get right to it. >> that's right. good morning, everybody. glad you are with us. i'm alina cho. up first, dramatic shift in the political landscape with five days to go before the iowa caucuses. just look at this brand-new c cnn/"time" poll. mitt romney on top in iowa now. followed closely by ron paul. newt gingrich plunging and rick santorum suddenly rolling right to the top three. gingrich now 11 points behind romney. he's dropped 19 points in less than a month. after gingrich called on romney, again, to debate one-on-one the following massachusetts govern
Dec 29, 2011 8:00am PST
and not getting out of the streets to demonstrate. >> the arab league tells cnn it has 75 monitors in syria and more are expected in the coming days. >>> somber music played over loud speakers as thousands gathered to memorialize north korea's kim jong il for a second day at pyongyang. a state orchestrated ceremony once again proclaimed his 20 something son kim jong un the supreme leader. kim ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. he reportedly died of a heart attack two weeks ago. >>> the u.s. is warning iran not to disrupt a key oil shipping channel. the obama administration describes iran's threat to block the strait of hormuz as saber rattling. the administration says it will do what it must to keep the strait open. >>> in 200915 million barrels of oil passed through the strait every day. any disruption could affect how much you pay for gasoline. >>> there may be criminal charges in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. the spill killed 11 workers in the gulf of mexico. now "the wall street journal" reports prosecutors are preparing a case against some bp employees. charges could
Dec 21, 2011 1:00pm PST
in the fight over the payroll tax cut. >>> also, new allegations of genocide in syria. is the white house reaction tough enough? >>> and iraq's prime minister demands the vice president be brought to justice. >>> down to the wire for republican candidates before the first presidential votes are cast in iowa. some fear a risky stalemate in congress could hurt the republicans' chances of reclaiming the white house. let's discuss what's going on with former u.s. senator from pennsylvania, rick santorum. thanks for coming in. let me get right to the issue of the moment here in washington. are you with house republicans or senate republicans when it comes to extending the payroll tax cut for middle class american families? >> my feeling is that there is a social security trust fund that is used to pay social security benefits or there isn't. and someone who's been on the butt end of many attacks that republicans don't care about social security, the republicans are the ones who are tries to get social security, republicans are the ones who are going to make sure they're not going to stand up a
Dec 7, 2011 8:00am PST
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
Dec 23, 2011 7:00am EST
million workers. we will tell you what led to the final deal. >>> syria's capital is rocked by violence after nine months of protest and two deadly car bombs go on outside of security offices. we will have the latest. >>> wall street picks up. we will look at the better numbers and see if the rally will continue in the new year. >>> and snow in new mexico and the northeast means trouble for holiday travelers while parts of georgia clean up after serious storm damage. we will check the holiday forecast and find out who is having a white christmas "early" this friday morning, december 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm jim axelrod. erica hill and chris wragge are off this morning. >>> we begin with the news that the end of d.c. deadline is over. the payroll tax cut in time for christmas. on thursday, house republicans bowed to pressure from all sides agreeing to extend the tax cut for two more months. >> it would have been implemented next month for 160 million workers. sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill for us this morning with details. goo
Dec 23, 2011 8:00am PST
with this tax cut deal. 12:15 eastern you will see it right here. >>> let's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government
Dec 30, 2011 6:00am PST
you to syria now. a significant day. huge anti-government protests are erupting across the country along with more reports of violence. at least eight protesters reportedly killed today. we have no way of confirming that independently. outside journalists are still banned from syria. you're seeing there some images from homs today. people are feeling emboldened, we're hearing. they're going out on hundreds of thousands. because international journalists are barred from syria, it makes this next piece of video all the more fascinating. cnn has obtained exclusive video of the battle in homs between government security forces and troops who have defected. our reporter there needs to remain anonymous. take a look. >> the neighborhood of homs. fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged with a shootout with snipers from the syrian military. these men say they're allfectors and they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take rifle with a position scope with him when he defected. but most of the fighters from the free syrian army are ill equipped a
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am PST
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
Dec 23, 2011 7:00am PST
to this final deal. >>> syria's capital is rocked by violence for the first time in nine months of protests as two deadly car bombs go off outside security offices. >>> wall street picks up good speed before christmas. housing and consumer spending, we'll look at the numbers and see if the rally will continue in the new year. >>> and snow in new mexico and the northeast means trouble for holiday travelers while parts of georgia clean up after serious storm damage. we'll check the holiday forecast and find out who's having a white christmas early this friday morning, december 23rd, white christmas early this friday morning, december 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> final countdown is on to the big holiday weekend. no snow yet here in new york. good morning to you, i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm jim axelrod. >>> payroll tax cut just in time for christmas. agreeing to extend the tax cut for two more months. >> the deal will head off a tax increase that would have been implemented for the 160 million american workers next month. sharyl attkisson is live in washington. >> this morning was a
Dec 30, 2011 8:00am PST
. >>> crowds defy danger and took to the streets in syria today. opposition groups call the rallies the crawl to freedom square. they urge demonstrators to defy sniper attacks to make their way to public gathering places. the opposition says 32 people were killed by security forces today. the uprising has prompted some soldiers to defect. >> translator: we got the orders in the army that went against my oath as a soldier. i had sworn to protect civilians, but when i saw what the government forces were doing to the people, i defected. >>> they say there will be no change in policy despite the death of kim jong il now replaced by his son. the state-run news agency put out a statement saying north koreans are insulted south korea didn't allow more people to attend kim's funeral. it says, the tears they shed will turn into a, quote, roar of revenge. >>> police in egypt stormed the offices of ten human rights and pro-democracy groups, some of which are u.s. funded. they took computers, other he electronics. the egyptian prosecutor's office says it's part of an illegal funding probe. the u.s. state
Dec 28, 2011 8:00pm PST
about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "mission impossible" he dangled 153 stories in the
Dec 4, 2011 1:00am PST
in syria where at least 22 people were killed. ten of those died in the city of holmes where we believe this video was shot. the government refused to send its crackdown on protesters despite widespread criticism. on friday the u.n. human rights council became the latest to condemn the crackdown. syria called the report unjust. >>> vice president biden is calling for more openness around the world. he said political and social freedoms can create economic opportunities. he was speaking at a global business summit in istanbul. the crowd applauded when he suggested the next steve job could be a turk, noting how their economy has tripped in the last deck dade. >>> a third person murdered after answering a craigslist job posting. the latest victim is ralph geiger of akron, ohio. brogan rafferty is charged with aggravated murder and attempted murder for the deaths. the suspect's mother says the man behind it is richard beasley who is yet to be charged in the murders but is in jail on promoting prostitution police on long island are set to renew their search for shannon gill bort, a new jerse
Dec 10, 2011 8:00am PST
group says at least 16 people were killed today in clashes outside of syria. the united nations says more than 4,000 people have now died in syria's anti-government protest. on friday, the body of a 10-year-old boy was carried to his burial. >>> this year has been a record setter for u.s. drivers. you probably know this. you've spent a lot of money on gas. totally, it's been $448 billion on gasoline so far this year. but i want to put that into perspective for you. that's already 100 billion more than last year. the oil price information service points to consistent did ily high oil prices as the main reason for that there. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden taking in some football action today. they're both attending the army/navy game this afternoon in landover, maryland. it's the 112th meeting between the two big rivals. >>> tens of thousands of russians filed into a moscow square today to protest last weekence's parliamentary elections. the protests come after they believe there was favoritism to vladimir putin's side. i know it's over, but they were expect backgrou
Dec 31, 2011 5:00am PST
that peace agreement in syria is working out. no. i am, of course, being facetious here. those are the shots you hear in syria. thousands of syrians taking to the streets. more anti-government protests. the shooting continues. opposition leaders say as many as 35 people were killed yesterday during massive protests, and get this. this is going on as the arab league monitors are there, on the ground right now, determining whether the government is adhering to the agreement to pull its forces from the streets and stop the violence. >>> the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed since the uprising against president bashar al assad began last march. >>> iran's navy conducting military exercises in the persian gulf this weekend near the strait of hormuz. that strait is a major gateway for oil shipments to the rest of the world. the united arab emirates sits just across from the strait of iran and the pentagon announced a $3.5 billion deal to sell anti-missile defense systems to the uae. they're planning to test a long-range missile in the next few days. >>> a cyclone that roared ashore
Dec 16, 2011 1:00pm PST
interest to aggrevate iran. >> and we see the way it's behaving towards syria. basically supporting, going against the rest of the arab world in supporting al assad, refusing to impose sanctions and that's largely the result of irritating the iranian, who are very close to the iranian. >> the iraqi government justified that decision by saying first of all that sanctions have never forced a dictator to step down, bearing in mind that iraq also suffered greatly under saddam -- that could have a devastated impact on the iraqi economy and that is how they are basing their decision. that this is a decision of a sovereign iraqi nation, but there's still a lot of questions, wolf. >> thanks very much. arwa damon on the scene for us in baghdad as she's been virtually from day one. >>> details of what lawmakers slipped into a spending bill that's impacting potentially at least all of us. >>> and will bar ry bands go to jail? it's sentencing day for the disgraced form rer major league star. from neutrogena® naturals. removes 99% of dirt and toxins without dyes, parabens or harsh sulfates. so skin fe
Dec 11, 2011 9:00am PST
's just a fact. he also has recognized the state of syria, called assad a reformer, has continued to have an embassy there when in fact this is a real thug that is a real threat to the state of israel and to the stability of the region. and again, here's the interesting link. this is a state of iran -- the greatest area he's appeased is iran, which is the greatest threat, and here he is, recognizing assad setting up an ambassadorship with a client state of iran who is a great funder of hezbollah, a threat to israel and the region. you go to egypt. again, he supported the muslim brotherhood as it turns out into overthrowing an ally in egypt. there is a consistent pattern of contingencies that have come up under this administration where he has opposed the freedom fighters and has gone with the radical islamists. that is a problem for the security of israel and our country. >> okay. let me move you on. i think we could probably go round and round a couple times on this, but two really quick questions here, if i could. the first is, have you in fact talked to sarah palin about receiving her
Dec 14, 2011 7:00pm PST
, the serious stuff ahead. still to come, growing cries from the international community. the unrest in syria threatens to spill out into an all-out civil war. and next, how police solved the case of shannon gilbert. she disappeared and how her disappearance led to the discovery of a possible serial killer. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] does your prescription medication give you the unexpected burden of constipation? certain prescription medications can cause occasional constipation, which is why people turn to senokot-s tablets. senokot-s is the leading brand that has the proven effectiveness of a natural vegetable laxative ingredient plus the comfort of a stool softener. senokot-s tablets. proven relief for occasional constipation. go to for special savings. nyqui tylenol: me, too. and cougnasal congestion.ers? go to nyquil:what? tissue box (whispering): he said nasal congestion... nyquil: i heard him. anncr vo: tylenol cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion... nyquil cold & flu doesn't. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile prod
Dec 31, 2011 4:00pm EST
in syria. huge protest crowds are turning out across the country again today. and the death toll has grown. earlier today an activist network reported nine deaths in clashes with security forces. it has now changed the number of dead to at least 13. the united nations says more than 5,000 syrians have died since mid march. two opposition groups have reached a deal on a plan for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled ohio near the urban centers of youngstown and warren. this same area has been the center of a lot of controversy over fracking, a method of getting natural gas out of shale rock. critics worry it could cause earthquakes and other damage. >>> and customers complained and verizon listened. the country's largest mobile phone provider is scrapping its $2 fee for customers to make a one-time bill payment. the movement sparked outrage from thousands of verizon customers for having to pay a fee to pay their bill. >>> and the new year will mean new lives for entertainers, russell brand and katy perry, the enterta
Dec 30, 2011 10:00am PST
in syria turns deadly. hundreds of thoses of pro-democracy demonstrators jammed the streets and homes and other cities across the country as part of what the opposition called the crawl to freedom square. anti-government groups say at least 32 protesters have been killed. witnesses say this video shows a man who had his legs blown off being carried by friends in a ma das tus suburb. crackdown by president bashar al assad's forces continues despite the presence of arab league monitors. monitors are in syria to verify assad's pledge to pull troops from the streets and end the violence. >>> angry words won't be the only things flying over the persian gulf tomorrow. iran says it will test fire long range missiles as part of a ten-day naval exercise that also coincides with threats to shut the vital strait of hormuz. much of the world's oil passes through that narrow channel every day and washington vows to keep it open. earlier today my colleague hala gorani spoke with the head of the national iranian-american council who doesn't like what he sees. >> as we are kind of sleep walking towar
Dec 29, 2011 5:30pm PST
the new year in debt. overseas, syria's deadly crackdown on protesters continues despite the presence of arab league officials who were sent to help prevent the violence there. those monitors were caught in the crossfire today when syrian troops opened fire on protesters in homs. angry syrians also showed officials the body of a boy they claim was killed by government forces. in yemen, months of protesting forced president ali abdullah saleh to promise he'll step down in february, but now saleh wants to come to the u.s. his request puts the obama administration in a very tough spot. saleh has been a u.s. ally against al qaeda, but critics charge he's also a brutal dictator with blood on his hands. chip reid is in hawaii tonight where president obama is on vacation. >> reporter: obama administration officials tell cbs news that president saleh's request to come to the u.s. will be granted only if he agrees to a series of conditions: that his visit will be solely for the purpose of receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in a june assassination attempt; that he will leave the
Dec 19, 2011 3:00am PST
, of course. as recently as 2007 there was a north korean nuclear plant in syria that was taken out. i mean, so he was profoundly important around the world. he played that nuclear card. i actually met him when i traveled there in 2000. that was a period where he had reached out to japan to south korea then in october of 2000, just before the end of the clinton years, there was that summit in pyongyang and the extraordinary meetings, and now the deputy secretary state found him to be more credible than they expected. they were expecting this bizarre figure in high heels with a poofed up hair. he's very short, i should tell you, having gone through the receiving line with him when we were all greeted at the guest house there. >> right. >> but he actually had serious meetings with them. the interesting thing is, that there are two american diplomats in beijing today. they were to meet with their north korean counterparts. this was the first step of something that was to be announced as early as today or later this week. it was supposed to be the food aid to north korea and the possibility of
Dec 23, 2011 6:30pm EST
to release a timetable for re-opening the monument to the public. overseas tonight in syria, dozens of people killed in twin car bombings outside the headquarters of the intelligence agency in damascus. the attacks are the first of their kind in the syrian capitol since the start of the uprising this year. >>> now to cairo where thousands of egyptians have been rallying in tahrir square today denouncing military violence against protesters, many of whom were women. at least 17 people have been killed in violent clashes h this week. nbc's amin mohadin has the latest. >> reporter: today it was on display miles away from each other. today the number reaching close to 25,000. the activists behind me supporting calls for the military to step down from power and to hand over power to an elected government as quickly as possible. they feel the military has exhausted its mandate and is unable or unfit to control more. across the street a short while -- distance from here the egyptian military and their supporters took to the street. there are those who believe the egyptian military retains a great de
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